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9.20.2010

Monte Cristo Sandwiches


 This sandwich is one of Kale and my favorites! It comes from the 'Pillsbury Bake-Off' cookbook. My Mom made these for Christmas Eve in 2004, and they were a huge hit! I have been making them ever since.. I hope you like them too!


These amazing sandwiches are stuffed with sliced honey ham, turkey, muenster cheese and raspberry preserves. The breading is my beloved crescent dough. Oh how I love me some crescent dough.
Here's how you make them...



Start by melting 2 tbs each of butter and honey.. 


While their melting in the microwave, get your crescent roll triangles (there should be 8 in a can) and press 2 of them together to form a rectangle.. Making 4 per can. Then spread about 1/2 tbs of the melted butter/honey mix onto the dough rectangle. (I can only fit 4 rectangles per baking sheet) Bake in a 375 degree oven until golden (about 8 minutes)



They should look like this when done baking.
Golden and scrumptious.





                 Now start layering those bad boys.
Take one crust and top with 4 or 5 slices
of turkey. Top turkey with another crust,
and top that crust with slices of honey ham.
Layer 3 pieces of cheese over the ham.




                Place another crust over the cheese
and smear it with as much raspberry
jam your heart desires. Top jam with one
last crust.(so you've used 4 crusts total)
Now make another sandwich the exact same
way, with the other 4 crusts and ingredients.
You will have 2 large sandwiches total.



              Pop them in the oven and bake for about
12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Start watching them after 10 minutes to make
sure they dont burn!



Be still my ! Mmmmm...






Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Makes 2 large sandwiches (serves 4)

1/2 lb sliced Turkey
1/2 lb sliced Honey ham
2 tbs Butter
2 tbs Honey
2 cans (8 oz each) Crescent rolls
6-8 slices Muenster cheese
1/2 - 1 cup Raspberry Jam/Preserves (I use seedless jam)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll your crescent roll dough and seperate into 4 rectangles. Melt your butter and honey together and spread on top of each rectangle dough. Bake them for 8 minutes or golden. Then let cool. 

After cooled, Place 1st crust on pan.. add 5 slices of turkey.. then top w 2nd crust.. add 5 slices of honey ham.. on top of ham add 3 slices muenster cheese. Place 3rd crust on top of cheese. Spread raspberry jam on top of 3rd crust and then place the 4th crust on top. Repeat for second sandwich.

Bake the sandwiches for atleast 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted! ENJOY!





             

11 comments:

Michael and Lindsey said...

I can taste these right now just by looking at those pics!!! Yum...I'm gonna make these bad boys soon!

Joan said...

I made these last night and my husband and I LOVED them. They are VERY filling and tasted SO good. Thanks for the recipe. I just found your blog and I'm now addicted!

marla said...

These look decadent & fabulous!

Ashlie said...

I just made this sandwich for a girls' night. Not as pretty as yours but DELICIOUS! I used low fat crescent rolls and swiss cheese made from skim milk. I like that these are baked instead of deep fat fried like other monte cristos I've had.

LOVE your blog, keep up the good work!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I think I just fell off of my couch looking at these!! There is NOTHING like a good Monte Cristo!! I just stumbled upon your blog through a friend of mine, and you have a new follower in me :)
I write an "everything" blog, but I'm afraid it's nothing like your blog! Cant' wait to see what else you whip up :) All the best ~Megan

april said...

Oh, my stars. I LOVE Monte Cristo sandwiches! I first tasted them at the Blue Bayou in Disneyland (although you can also get them around the corner at Cafe Orleans for cheaper.) The only problem is I always feel like I'm throwing my money away because I can never finish one. Lol.

cooknwoman said...

OH MY GOSH Holly!!! These Monte Cristo sandwiches are a heart attack just waiting to happen LOL - WOW my mouth is watering - and by the way thanks a lot! I'm supposed to be dieting! Your recipes look really unique, I've only just discovered your blog so I will be looking through - the Oreo brownies look crazy yummy too - I'm a chocoholic and they look like just the ticket!
Anyway - thanks - your site is very nice and your family is beautiful!
God Bless!
Susie from CA.

Melissa said...

These sandwiches look wonderful!
~Melissa

Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) said...

Hey there!

I came on over from THe country cook's blog. I'm lovin' your blog and this recipe!

-Kate

bonnieshee said...

These were delicious! Instead of using plain raspberry jam on top, I made a raspberry mustard with one part raspberry jam and two parts honey mustard. So good!

~Chris~ said...

I made these for my husband one night because he loves these types of sandwiches --- and I'm not very risky when it comes to foods... so I was thinking Jelly and ham? That doesn't sound good.

However...... when I made them, I was sold. Boy are these delicious....

not sure if it was guilt or in fact they are heavy sandwiches, but I could only stomach half of a sandwich...my husband ate all of his in one sitting.

I have to admit, I feel guilty making it because it a lot of dough in a sandwich --- but my husband asks for it on Father's day :)